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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

'Golden Hello' Scheme - Applicable for Those Who Became Partners Before 1 April 2020?

Monday, 27 July 2020

The 'golden hello' scheme (officially known as the 'New to Partnership Payment Scheme') seeks to encourage GPs to become partners by offering a payment of up to £20,000 to those who do so on or after 1 April 2020.

Do You Know Who Is Registered on Your GP Surgery Land Registry Title?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

No Business, Like Brexit Business

Monday, 27 July 2020

As Brexit talks intensify, healthcare practices from both the UK and EU need to consider and aim to prepare for all scenarios.

No Business, Like Brexit Business

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

What Is The Value of Community Pharmacy in England under COVID-19?

Monday, 27 July 2020

Whilst the Government has been singing the praises of workers in the NHS, particularly those working in hospitals, one sector of health professionals that have been working throughout the pandemic has hardly received a mention.

No Business, Like Brexit Business

Articles & Blogs Employment

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Friday, 24 July 2020

The Equality Act sets out various discrimination claims employees can bring where a relevant protected characteristic is present.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Long-Term Agency Workers - What Are Their Rights?

Friday, 24 July 2020

Can an agency worker supplied on a long term basis to a single client still qualify for protection under the Agency Worker Regulations 2010?

Long-Term Agency Workers - What Are Their Rights?

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

Wills Made on Video Calls Will Soon Be Possible - But Beware the Pitfalls

Monday, 27 July 2020

The Government has announced it will revise the Wills Act 1837, in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Making a Will has never been more important for many. However, without expert advice, it's very easy to invalidate your Will.

Wills Made on Video Calls Will Soon Be Possible - But Beware the Pitfalls

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Set to Change the DBS Filtering Rules

Friday, 24 July 2020

The Government has recently published two draft orders which will alter the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 'filtering rules'.

Government Set to Change the DBS Filtering Rules

Articles & Blogs Employment

Professional Cyclist Neither Employee Nor a Worker for the Purposes of Tribunal Claims

Friday, 24 July 2020

Due to increased flexible working employers will be aware of the expanding body of case law relating to the different types of employment status, and the extent to which traditional employment models are changing.

Professional Cyclist Neither Employee or a Worker for the Purposes of Tribunal Claims

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Are Agency Workers Supplied Long-Term Still Considered Agency Workers?

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Agency workers may find themselves supplied to a sole client of their agency over several years. But are they still considered to be agency workers under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 when they are supplied long-term to a single client?

Are Agency Workers Supplied Long-Term Still Considered Agency Workers?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Post-Pandemic Finances - Universities and Their Lender Covenants

Thursday, 23 July 2020

It is imperative universities continue to monitor the potential effect of the pandemic on their existing borrowings in the coming months.

Post-Pandemic Finances - Universities and Their Lender Covenants

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Coronavirus - Government Announces Launch of New Restructuring Regime to Support Universities in Financial Distress

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Recognising the financial difficulties faced by higher education providers and the essential contribution they make to the economy and society as a whole, the Government has announced the Higher Education Restructuring Regime (HERR).

Coronavirus - Government Announces Launch of New Restructuring Regime to Support Universities in  Financial Distress

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

To Exclude or Not to Exclude? The Complexities of Excluding a Bidder

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Deciding to exclude a bidder on grounds of discretionary exclusion or for non-compliance is a tricky decision and one which we are frequently asked to advise on.

To Exclude or Not to Exclude? The Complexities of Excluding a Bidder

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

What Inheritance Rights Do I Have if My Partner Dies?

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

A sharp rise in inheritance disputes is likely to be another unhappy legacy of coronavirus (COVID-19). For anyone so unfortunate as to lose their partner, it can be a shock to discover there is no such thing as common law marriage and inheritance rights.

What Inheritance Rights Do I Have if My Partner Dies?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charitable Legacies - Why Include a Charity in Your Will?

Monday, 20 July 2020

Alongside supporting a good cause, leaving a legacy to a charity in your Will can have other significant benefits.

Charitable Legacies - Why Include A Charity in Your Will?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Managing Your Workforce Following the Changes to International Travel Advice

Friday, 17 July 2020

Following recent changes to international travel advice, employers should continue to plan for all foreseeable eventualities in respect of staff travel abroad.

Managing Your Workforce Following the Changes to International Travel Advice